“Allow me to introduce you to my friend Fandango,” Jim said to Teresa.
“Fandangle? That’s an odd name,” Teresa said. “Are you as useless and ornamental as your name implies?”
“No, my name is not Fandangle, it’s Fandango.” I said.
“You mean like the Spanish dance?” She asked.
“Yes,” I said. “And like the online movie ticket buying site. But that’s not what I was named for.”
“What were you named for, then?”she asked.
“It comes from a line in the Queen song, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” I answered. “My parents were huge Queen fans.”
“That’s just weird,” she said. “So what’s your deal, Fandangle?”
“Well, I’m a big fan of crumpets,” I said. “Have you ever had a crumpet? It’s like an English muffin, only better.”
“Mmm, doesn’t that sound good?” said Jim, trying his best to salvage this awkward situation. “I am having quite an appetency for crumpets, aren’t you?”
Teresa looked at her watch and said, “Oh my, will you look at the time.” Then, looking at Jim and Fandango, she said, “Nice to have met you, Fandangle.”
And then she abruptly turned around and started walking away.
“It’s Fandango, dammit!” I shouted as she was leaving.
Written for today’s Three Things Challenge from Teresa. The things are appetency (a longing or desire), crumpet (a person’s head), and fandangle (a useless or purely ornamental thing).
FWIW, I thought a “crumpet” was a small griddle cake made from an unsweetened batter of water or milk, flour and yeast. And that — not as a person’s head — is how I used that thing in this post.